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First US Muslim Woman Judge Found Dead in Hudson River (Trevin)
Sheila Abdus-Salaam was also the first ever African-American woman to be appointed to New York state’s Court of Appeals. In a statement released Wednesday, Governor Cuomo called her a “force for good” with an “unshakable moral compass.” Her death appears to have been a suicide.
Probe After Cop Beats Man for Jaywalking (Reader Steve)
A Sacramento police officer is under fire after a man was taken down and punched several times for refusing to comply with the officer’s ‘no jaywalking’ order. As always with these incidents, the video speaks louder than the description.
Trump Says He Didn’t Know Bannon Until Campaign (Trevin)
Yet in his 2016 statement announcing Bannon as his campaign’s chief executive and Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager, Trump wrote “I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years.”
Afghanistan War: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Jimmy)
America’s longest war drags on with no end in sight. And neither the president nor the American people seem inclined to do anything about it.
Trump Hires Bush Official Who Purged Gay Employees (Russ)
One of the ugliest scandals of the Bush administration is coming back after former Bush appointee, and leader of the ‘purge’ of employees with ‘suspected sexual orientation’, James Renne joined Trump’s landing team.